Masters Thesis

White-collar alienation :a replication study.

Since the advent of electronic data processing equipment, white- collar jobs have been subject to a high degree of subdivision. This division process has reduced many formerly interesting and responsible jobs to mere repetitive tasks. Thus, the environment of the white-collar worker has come to consist of many of those alienating conditions experi- enced by blue-collar workers. The problem for management is to recognize the alienating conditions and, where possible, alleviate these conditions. However, before any remedies can be applied, the basic problem is one of recognition and understanding. It is to this basic problem that this study is addressed.